Sukhdev Kaur Dhade was born in the Punjab, India. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree and taught in England before emigrating to Canada in 1970. In 1998 she published a series of books for children to help develop mathematical skills featuring the Boy with the Red Coat. Later she introduced the Robin with a Red Hat, issued originally under the name Sukhdev Kaur Dosanjh. More recently she has published poetry and a memoir. In addition to being a proud mother, Dhade has worked as a real estate broker in Brampton, Ontario.